Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

International Labor Organization, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2020

Job Description

The International Labor Organization is the United Nations agency whose mission is to promote and implement fundamental rights at work, increase employment and income opportunities for women and men, extend the benefit and effectiveness of social protection for all, and strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.

The Country Office of the International Labor Organization ("ILO") in Algiers for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia is looking to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant for a development cooperation project in Mauritania funded by the Office of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor ("DRL") of the United States Department of State ("USDOS").

The objective of this project is to mobilize communities to support the eradication of ancestry-based slavery in rural Mauritania and to support the full and equal inclusion of victims in society as part of the implementation of Law 2015-031 criminalizing slavery and repressing slavery practices of 9 September 2015. The ILO and its partners, the Syndicat des Agriculteurs Mauritaniens, SOS-Esclaves and Save the Children, propose viable and practical actions to bring immediate, tangible and measurable benefits to victims and contribute to longer-term sustainable progress.

The proposed strategy is designed to contribute to three main outcomes:

  • Community groups, cooperatives, especially those of women, and civil society organizations that fight against slavery and slavery practices are strengthened;
  • Community initiatives improve access to justice for victims, as provided by Law 2015-031;
  • Increased access to social protection and opportunities for economic and social inclusion within their communities for victims, especially women and children.

This project recognizes that these practices are part of the forms of violence against women and places women and children at the forefront of its activities. It aims to provide sustainable support to vulnerable women and to create women leaders and pioneers within target communities. The project strategy includes promoting the sharing of experiences among women in recognition of the distinctive and heavier burden they bear due to exploitation and discrimination. This will involve taking deliberate steps to ensure they can bring their children and addressing concerns about safety and travel.

The incumbent will be based in Nouakchott. He / She will work under the general responsibility of the Director of the ILO Office in Algiers for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, and under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator in Nouakchott. He / she will work in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of ILO projects in Nouakchott, the national coordinator of the Mauritanian component of the global Bridge project of the ILO / USDOL ( From Protocol to Practice : A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor ), the ILO focal point in Nouakchott and the relevant services within the ILO Office in Algiers.

Core functions and responsibilities

  • Ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive project monitoring and evaluation plan in accordance with ILO and donor requirements (USDOS DRL), under the coordination of the Project Coordinator and technical support from the Senior M&E Officer the Africa regional office and relevant people in the Office of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) of the United States Department of State (USDOS);
  • Ensure the design of tools, collection and management of data resulting from the implementation of the project, disaggregated by sex, age and location;
  • Be the focal point and monitor the preparation and implementation of the basic situational analysis in the project communities in Gorgol and Hodh regions with technical assistance from the FUNDAMENTALS department of the ILO;
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in using the analysis to a) refine the definition of activities based on needs assessments, b) identify potential beneficiaries of the project and c) establish baselines and develop objectives for reliable project for the project results indicators that will be monitored throughout the project. These refined indicators will guide the data collection process, ensure comparability of results and guide data analysis;
  • Establish a monitoring system for direct project beneficiaries using specially designed monitoring tools;
  • Provide data inputs for the preparation of periodic (quarterly) reports to the donor, in order to demonstrate the performance and achievements of the project during the reporting period and present the progress made towards the project indicators. Revise the project monitoring plan if necessary;
  • Guide project partners and monitor their efforts in data collection and reporting;
  • Support the logistical organization of mid-term and final project evaluations conducted by external project evaluators;
  • Contribute to the process of developing the terms of reference and to the implementation of recommendations from project evaluations.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as may be assigned by the project coordinator or the Director of the ILO Office in Algiers.

Qualifications required


  • High school diploma, supplemented by technical or university level courses in Economics, Statistics, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field.  .
  • Training or additional knowledge in monitoring and evaluation, and gender mainstreaming in programs, would be an advantage.


  • Six years of professional experience in office or administrative work with progressively greater responsibilities, of which at least one year in the
  • support activities for programs or in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects.


  • Excellent knowledge of French and good knowledge of Arabic. A good knowledge of English would be an asset.


  • Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation concepts and practices, including the theory of change approach in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of PC software (including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office, World, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret and work within applicable financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Precision and attention to detail.
  • Writing skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Good organizational capacity;
  • Possibility of working on own initiative and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to treat people with tact and diplomacy.


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